Mission,
Vision &
Values

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The Uplands Center is a non-profit retreat center dedicated to caregivers and social change-makers. We provide an environment for renewal and innovation that empowers all to make the world a better place.

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Our Values

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Reverence

We believe that honoring all people and our environment with deepest respect and devoted care elevates us to our highest potential.

Self Care

While caring for others we commit to ensuring that we nourish our own wellbeing so that we are giving out of our highest and best energies.

Community

Appreciative of our local community, we aim to serve the Walton and Delaware County in our programming and practices.

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“Whether we think of ourselves as biological creatures or spiritual beings or both, the truth remains: we were created in and for a complex ecology of relatedness, and without it we wither and die.”

Parker Palmer

Environmental Stewardship

We strive to nurture the interconnected relationships among humans, the environment and all forms of life.

Creativity

We value and foster art and creative expression as vital, transformative means of healing, growth and advancing positive change in the world.

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Learning

We are committed to integrating inspiring learning opportunities into our retreats, community events and collaborations with educational and social institutions.

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Service

We honor those who care for and work in service of others and are deeply committed to supporting their wellness.

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Equity

Committed to equal opportunities for all people, we strive to offer access to our restorative spaces regardless of ability to pay.

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Integrity

We engage with honesty, fairness, respect and accountability in all of our practices.

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